P4P / Pay for Performance
The project P4P applies experimental economic methods to study the behavior of actors in health care, particularly of independent physicians. Understanding and even predicting their behavior allows for well-founded policy recommendations on how best to increase competition in the health care system.
RAHI / Risk Adjustment in Health Insurance
The project RAHI analyzes insurer competition under premium regulation. A risk adjustment scheme was introduced in Germany in order to eliminate or mitigate risk selection by insurers. Risk adjustment ensures fair competition and fosters the efficient provision of health care.
CLTC / Competition in Long-Term Care
The project CLTC considers the German market for inpatient long-term care. This segment of the German health care system has received little attention from health economics researchers so far, despite the importance it is imparted by an ageing population.
EIB / EU-funded Research Project in Long-Term Care in Europe
In spring 2015 the research project “Demographic change in the EU, the oldest-old and the need for innovative models of more efficient elderly care” was launched with Prof. Martin Karlsson as the principal investigator. The three-year project is a collaboration of the research centres CINCH and RWI and is funded by the European Investment Bank with about 300,000€.